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Painting - Watercolor
Island Mist The Romance of Sail
The experience of those who went down to the sea in sailing ships is beautifully captured in this unique and stunning limited edition created from the watercolor original. A three-masted bark emerges from the mist as it sails through islands of the inland sea in the Pacific Northwest.
An impression of the sailor�s life at sea and the time is the latter half of the nineteenth century, the last age of sail. A romantic setting for this sailing adventure, the place is the Pacific Northwest and the subject is a sailing vessel navigating forested islands shrouded in mist.
�Island Mist� views sailing as a worthy experience; a ship as a living creation of man; a crew as courageous and skillful; and a captain as an intelligent, experienced leader of men; that life on the sea is different from life on land; that sailors take fierce pride in their ships; that architects obeyed what wind and wave taught them to create the noblest of all sailing vessels. One of the most beautiful creations of man, the tall ship, has been recreated in the artwork of �Island Mist�.
The achievement of command over the great ocean routes was realized by perfect balance of spars and sails and curving lines; this harmony of mass, form and color was practiced to the music of dancing waves and brave winds whistling in the rigging. Appearing from the mist this tall ship reveals the accord of combining the creations of man and the elements of nature.
It was ships like these and their crews, which inspired our golden age of marine art and literature. �Island Mist� captures the spirit and life of the ship, transporting you to sea in an enchanted time of adventure and tall tales.
�Island Mist� symbolizes the voyage, fellowship, work, adventure, romance and danger of life and our journey on this water planet.
Copyright � 1980 James R. Williamson All rights reserved. Artist: James R. Williamson
August 24th, 2011
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